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Have you enjoyed a ride on this popular railway? Opened in July 2011 and offering scenic train rides year-round between Saratoga Springs and North Creek, the railway provides services to a diverse demographic.

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In March, the Crown Point Chamber Board of Directors and present members unanimously voted to merge into the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Crown Point now joins Hague, Moriah, Putnam, and Ticonderoga as communities served, marketed, and promoted by the TACC.

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The Adirondack Daily Enterprise has reported that Norman's General Store, a beloved fixture in Bloomingdale for over a century, quietly closed its doors this past week. Norman's was one of the oldest small-town and family-run stores in the Adirondacks and will be greatly missed by the community. 

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Photo Credit: Jim Hotaling via localwiki  (license)

After applying for a New York State Community Development Block Grant from the Community Renewal Fund, Essex County was successful in obtaining $200,000 to create the Southern Essex County Microenterprise Program.

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The stately Merrill Magee Inn, located in the center of Warrensburg NY, sat abandoned and neglected for three years. The Victorian gardens and elegant interior of the Inn had long formed the backdrop for romantic Adirondack getaways and weddings, delicious meals and family get-togethers. Now a Warrensburg couple is bringing the Merrill Magee House back to its former glory. 

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As of March 24, the Comfort Inn in Lake Placid is now the Quality Inn. While ownership will stay the same, there are many other changes in the works!

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With the recent upswing in popularity of craft beers, one local brewery owner has plans to make the most of the sudden explosion of beer lovers.

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The end of an era is upon us.. the Lake Placid Hojos, one of three currently standing Howard Johnson restaurants, will be closing its doors one final time on March 31st. 

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Photo by Tyler Lapan
Willow Wood Farm, located at 3489 NYS Route 74 in Ticonderoga, will be having a grand opening celebration on Thursday, February 5 at 4:00pm! This event, hosted by the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, will provide members of the community with the opportunity to see all that Willow Wood Farm has to offer and to sample some of the farm's products.

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Model train lovers, fear not! Railroads on Parade is here to stay... with a little help! The intricate model train display has avoided its anticipated dismantlement and will continue to be a main attraction in northern Warren County - but they need your help to stay afloat!

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